It’s title or bust for TNT.
After falling short of a championship last season, the KaTropa will try to pounce on the absences of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter and try winning its first Philippine Cup since the 2012-13 season.
Disappointing losses in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals and the Governors’ Cup semis have pushed management to reload in the middle and add the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in Poy Erram.
The team found a way to acquire the services of the 6’7″ center by stocking up on guards like Ed Daquioag and used them as trade chips.
With the addition of the former Ateneo player, TNT has been elevated to being one of the favorites in the All-Filipino.
Now loaded with a potential starting lineup of Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Ray Parks, and Erram, the team will also feature Kelly Williams, Ryan Reyes, and Simon Enciso as its rotation players.